Poems

Smells of Bangkok

SewerNot dull sewer today, eitherPermeating sewerInfested my nostrils as I stepped out the doorLaundry soapFresh. Woodzy. Bushezzz. Alllll the way down the soiBoom! Khao man gai around the corner That’s boiled chicken with riceAnd it smells even better than it tastesCow. Man. Guy.Funny how words can smell, tooSometimes better than ... whewWhatever that wasFollowed by… Continue reading Smells of Bangkok

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12-Month HOPP

The March HOPP – Your Blood Could Help More Than Just You (Red Cross)

4.5 million Americans would die each year without life saving blood transfusions.Approximately 32,000 pints of blood are used each day in the United States.Every three seconds someone needs blood.One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs bloodJust one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three people's lives.The average adult… Continue reading The March HOPP – Your Blood Could Help More Than Just You (Red Cross)

Juggling Fire, Poems

The cemetery man

Nobody thinks of the cemetery manThe guy who digs the graves by handSometimes warming the brittle groundBefore one by one, he can shovel a mound He measures by yard stick to follow the lawThough he can now eyeball the box he must drawHe lays out the side guards and pounds in the tapesThen cracks the… Continue reading The cemetery man